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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted May 22, 2016 - 04:55 AM

Hi  All. I picked up a cosmetically very very nice john deere 185 hydro yesterday, the po said he was using it and it started moving slower, he thought tranny but then noticed an oil leak from the motor crank soaking the belt making it slip, are these seals easy to exchange? or are these motors better to be chucked then played with, I have the same motor in another tractor that I keep thinking about parting, the motor is a 17 hp Kawasaki FC 540V


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Posted May 22, 2016 - 06:04 AM

IMO, that Kawi single is the best motor ever used in an LT. Of any brand.

I may be biased, cause I really liked my 185.
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#3 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted May 22, 2016 - 06:14 AM

I have heard that before as I own another  jd 185h also, I am just wondering that as all things do fail much like a lawn boy mower once they leak out the bottom they are usually shot and your best bet is to replace the motor, I generally only play with my horizontal kohlers and really am not a fan of vertical shaft motors


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